If someone wants to make sure you got their concept right, they should notify the artist in advance that they want to see a "rough draft". If he didn't request to see one, well tough on him, he was paying you $10 fucking dollars.
Thank you, well Ive been working in a few companies freelance over the last years, but I cant say that I'm really that experienced. Yet I lowered the prices to almost nothing because I just wanted to get some commissions going to fill up my DA profile with some examples. Learned my lesson now >.>
This would explain quite a bit actually. Who on earth expects revisions from a commission if they don't specify it beforehand? Also, if it is being used for some kind of other project, shouldn't there be another fee attached? Bah.
I would think if they are planning to use it in anything they must give credit to OP for the design. A commission should not need revisions at all, people should say exactly what kind of thing they want and get whatever the OP does. I mean you can say you won't pay for it unless some things are adjusted but to pay for it and THEN demand revisions? This guy is crude
Hahahahahah he actually wants his money back? Seriously? I guess it'd be okay for him to be that demanding if he were paying you more, but seeing as he took two weeks to get to you and is complaining, that's just not cool.
" It took him 2 weeks to actually note me with what he needed. "
That was already a red flag, since someone who really values a commission will have the details ready ASAP. I hope you don't come across any jerks like him and his company again. And good on you for telling him to jump in a fire xD
His money back? Pfft. You already used time and effort for the fool; he can earn more money, you can't earn back time.
Honestly, I wouldn't have started anything if he couldn't even pay the full half up front It's not like the total was even that high for him to really have trouble paying it. Don't give him any money back. You did your part of the job, revisions and all. He's just being a dick.
Nope! Don't give him his 10 bucks back!! You should tell him that if he wants it changed he can pay that other 10 bucks! Otherwise the money that he already pay was for the work that you already did. Explain to them that when people make a deal they pay the full price! Than and only than do they get the full service!! People these days! So dumb!
Woot! Gimme the gun! I'm killin sumthin today! Seriously, you've been terribly mistreated. If they changed their mind about what they'd previously wanted, that's none of your concern, you've done the job required, wasted your time and efforts on their request. Time is money, so is work. I suggest telling them to stick their requests in the-place-we-won't-name-out-of-politeness.
It's pretty common for people to try and take advantage of working artists.
Keep the money, dump the customer, write out a detailed policy contract, and learn your lesson for next time.
That includes being STRICT about your policies, as soon as you let something slide people are going to think they can walk all over you. Insisting you are paid what you are worth shows confidence in your work, and will scare away people who don't take you seriously.
I made it according to the blueprint he requested, took exactly same proportions and then they said the handle was too big and something about some accessories missing, i was like.. LOL AM I ACTUALLY READING THIS O_O completely shocked rofl.
On my first thought: that gun is seriously sweet I wish I could draw weaponry half as well as you. Second: What a jerk Third: maybe revise your commission information page (non-refundable deposit) [link] (the best written commission information page in existence)
Lol refund? No. You earned that money. Sorry it wasn't exactly what he wanted, and considering he only paid $10 he should be happy to get ANYTHING. That money up front pays for your work, whether he likes it or not. He's pretty much asking a fast food joint to refund his burger after he ate it. Once he gets the art, he doesn't get a refund anymore. You're not WalMart, you can't resell it when it has been returned.
When it comes to the revisions, in his case, yeah, he doesn't need those for free. Generally, you should decide how far you will go before you stop doing revisions for free. My policy- I'll send you sketches and the unfinished linework, etc, for you to look at and I'll redraw that however many times I need to- but once it goes from 'sketch' to 'finishing' the revisions stop.
Let him leave negative feedback. All you have to do is comment on that with the explanation.